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Exceptional Obverse Strike

CNG 106, Lot: 898. Estimate $750.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AV Hyperpyron Nomisma (26mm, 4.18 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Half-length figure of the Theotokos, orans, within city walls with six towers; A and (retrograde K) flanking / Emperor kneeling slightly right, being presented by Archangel Michael to Christ enthroned slightly left, holding scroll. DOC 13; PCPC 4, cf. sigla 40; SB 2242. EF, attractively toned. An exceptional strike for issue. Very rare this well struck.

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Glenn Woods, 2007.